3ft Wisteria Floribunda 'Black Dragon' | 'Kokuryu' | 3L Pot

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3ft Wisteria Floribunda 'Black Dragon' | 'Kokuryu' | 3L Pot
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3ft Wisteria Floribunda 'Black Dragon' | 'Kokuryu' | 3L Pot

Lovely double violet-purple flowers and excellent autumn colour

This popular climbing plant is also known as Wisteria floribunda Black Dragon, produces long racemes of drooping pea-like, double violet purple flowers in summer. The attractive pinnate leaves emerge bronze in spring and mature to bright green then buttery yellow in autumn. It is ideal for growing against a wall or over a pergola in moist, but well drained soil and a position in full sun, although dappled shade will be tolerated. The height and spread can be restricted through pruning and to ensure a good floral display, prune once after the flowers have faded and again in mid-winter.Our Wisteria are all grown from cuttings. We think is the best way to propagate Wisteria; they are guaranteed to be true to form unlike seedlings and they will present the same vigour and flowering as grafted plants without the risk of shooting from the rootstock below the ground.

Variety Information

Flowering Period May/June
Flower Colour Deep Purple
Scented Yes
Best Location florinbuda varieties with long racemes tend to look best growing up pergolas, while species with shorter racemes look best growing up walls. Pergola
Twining Clockwise
Suitable For Shade No
Features Repeat Flowering

Size Information

Supplied As 3L Pot
Height on Arrival 90cm (3ft)
Growth Rate Very Fast (Up to 3m Annually)
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 10m x 4m (30 x 12ft)
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As we recommend with all plants, it is key to regularly water newly planted plants in the months after planting. With wisteria, you'll need to set up supports prior to planting.

With pergolas be sure to use quality timber, either treated softwood or hardwood, and ensure the posts and crosspieces are thick enough to support a mature vine. Where you are not growing wisteria, cement the posts for extra support. You'll need to run galvanised wire up the length of the posts to support the stems as they grow. (Simply tie them in.) Use eye hooks to provide space for circulation and growth. Once the vine has grown over the top, and is stable, the wire can be removed. You can encourage branching at the top by pruning off the tips.

With walls, run galvanised wire horizontally across the wall at multiple heights, tying in vines where appropriate, just like you would for an espalier. Eye hooks provide space for circulation and growth. A tree stake can be used to provide extra support and may necessary if you are growing up a fence.

Ensure you plant 0.6m (2ft) from the wall/pergola leg as to leave enough space to support a mature vine. Dig a hole, twice the circumference of the pot. Ensure the pot sits roughly level with the soil, with the graft point above the soil. Infill, the remaining space with a mix of compost and garden soil, but do not compress the soil.

In terms of care, watering is important especially during the summer months. They will need a thorough watering twice weekly during dry spells.

For the best blooms, you'll need to prune your wisteria, to ensure it concentrates energy in flowering rather than vegetative growth. You'll also need to reduce vegetative growth to ensure it doesn't become too unruly. To do this, prune after flowering, cutting back this year's growth to 6 inches. Prune the same growth again in late winter, reducing them to three to five buds. Make sure, you don't prune off this year's growth entirely, as wisteria flowers on the previous year's growth.

Your wisteria will be sent directly from the grower, in the heart of England, to your doorstep. This approach means that you get a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day and at your door the next. Our expert climber nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering feeding and pruning climbers and will do so until hours before it is packed. We see this as a real advantage over garden centres, were plants can be left unattended for weeks on end, or even other mail order companies that despatch from fulfillment sites.

This plant is grown on a cane and expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which holds the plant in place, and sent through a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.

Wisteria plants are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Position: Wisteria plants require full sun. Only sinensis varieties are suitable for light shade. As a rule, wisteria species with long racemes look best growing up pergolas, while species with short racemes look best growing up walls. We recommend you buy floribunda varieties for pergolas and sinensis, brachybotrys and frutescens varieties for walls for this reason. Lastly, as wisterias form thick woody roots, we recommend you plant only once, and do not move from place to place.
  • Soil Types: Wisteria is part of the legume family and is therefore able to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere, and therefore does not need fertilising as much as other plants. Wisteria will thrive in any soil, providing it is not compacted or waterlogged.
  • Hardiness: Wisteria originate from North America, China and Japan, which have colder winters than the UK, and are henceforth fully hardy.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.2/5 (10 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

"Good quality plants, well packaged"

Reviewed Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in perfect condition,"

Reviewed Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy plant very pleased"

Reviewed Thursday, 31 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely plant. In excellent condition when it arrived and thriving since being planted."

Reviewed Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Rating: 2/5

"On arrival there wasn't any indication of future growth i.e. buds. Whether it needs a little time to establish itself am prepared to be patient for while."

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Good well-grown plant, very good value for money!"

Reviewed Friday, 1 January 2016

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful plant!"

Reviewed Sunday, 7 June 2015

Rating: 1/5

"sent common cheap variety but not as ordered or as on plant label"

Reviewed Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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